Australia v England
England in Australia 1978/79 (5th Test)
VenueAdelaide Oval, Adelaide on 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st January, 1st February 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultEngland won by 205 runs
UmpiresRC Bailhache, MG O'Connell
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 69/4 (Wood 19*, Yardley 28*)
Close of play day 2England (2) 82/2 (Boycott 38*, Gooch 11*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 272/7 (Taylor 69*, Emburey 0*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 82/2 (Hughes 30*, Yallop 16*)
Man of the MatchIT Botham

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Wright b Hurst62122-- 
*JM Brearleyc Wright b Hogg21428-- 
DW Randallc Carlson b Hurst41325-- 
GA Goochc Hughes b Hogg11010-- 
DI Gowerlbw b Hurst913181- 
IT Bothamc Wright b Higgs749715862 
G Millerlbw b Hogg3189803- 
+RW Taylorrun out42128-- 
JE Embureyb Higgs42125-- 
RGD Willisc Darling b Hogg24202531 
M Hendricknot out0913-- 
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)10
Total(all out, 225 minutes, 40.4 overs)169
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Boycott), 2-12 (Brearley), 3-16 (Gooch), 4-18 (Randall), 5-27 (Gower), 6-80 (Miller), 7-113 (Taylor), 8-136 (Emburey), 9-147 (Botham), 10-169 (Willis, 40.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hurst14   1653--
Carlson9   1340--
Yardley4   0250--
Higgs3   192--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WM Darlingc Willis b Botham15333511 
GM Woodc Randall b Emburey351172101- 
KJ Hughesc Emburey b Hendrick41071- 
*GN Yallopb Hendrick049-- 
AR Borderc Taylor b Botham1118201- 
PH Carlsonc Taylor b Botham058-- 
B Yardleyb Botham2875794- 
+KJ Wrightlbw b Emburey2969762- 
RM Hoggb Willis012-- 
JD Higgsrun out166379-- 
AG Hurstnot out173947-- 
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)9
Total(all out, 296 minutes, 53.4 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Hughes), 2-10 (Yallop), 3-22 (Border), 4-24 (Carlson), 5-72 (Yardley), 6-94 (Darling), 7-114 (Wood), 8-116 (Hogg), 9-133 (Wright), 10-164 (Higgs, 53.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis11   1551--
Hendrick19   1452--
Emburey12   7132--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Hughes b Hurst492122652- 
*JM Brearleylbw b Carlson96582-- 
DW Randallc Yardley b Hurst1550572- 
GA Goochb Carlson1874852- 
DI Gowerlbw b Higgs2154723- 
IT Bothamc Yardley b Hurst729301- 
G Millerc Wright b Hurst642032355- 
+RW Taylorc Wright b Hogg973003616- 
JE Embureyb Hogg421321474- 
RGD Willisc Wright b Hogg1218351- 
M Hendricknot out31016-- 
Extras(1 b, 16 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)23
Total(all out, 703 minutes, 142.6 overs)360
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Brearley), 2-57 (Randall), 3-97 (Gooch), 4-106 (Boycott), 5-130 (Botham), 6-132 (Gower), 7-267 (Miller), 8-336 (Taylor), 9-347 (Emburey), 10-360 (Willis, 142.6 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hurst37   9974--
Carlson27   8412--
Yardley20   6600--
Higgs28   4751--
Border3   250--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodrun out94163-- 
WM Darlingb Botham1837492- 
KJ Hughesc Gower b Hendrick461762084- 
*GN Yallopb Hendrick361761823- 
AR Borderb Willis11930-- 
PH Carlsonc Gower b Hendrick2151742- 
B Yardleyc Brearley b Willis021-- 
+KJ Wrightc Emburey b Miller01616-- 
RM Hoggb Miller2710-- 
JD Higgsnot out31030-- 
AG Hurstb Willis131392- 
Extras(1 lb, 10 nb)11
Total(all out, 345 minutes, 67 overs)160
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Darling), 2-36 (Wood), 3-115 (Yallop), 4-120 (Hughes), 5-121 (Border), 6-121 (Yardley), 7-124 (Wright), 8-130 (Hogg), 9-147 (Carlson), 10-160 (Hurst, 67 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis12   3413--
Hendrick14   6193--
Botham14   4371--
Miller18   3362--
Emburey9   5160--

--> PH Carlson made his debut in Test matches
--> KJ Wright made his debut in Test matches
--> IT Botham (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> RGD Willis (1) equalled his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches
--> RGD Willis (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 18
--> GM Wood (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> JD Higgs (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Test matches
--> DW Randall (2) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 6
--> RW Taylor (2) passed his previous highest score of 45 in Test matches
--> RW Taylor (2) equalled his previous highest score of 97 in first-class matches
--> RW Taylor (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 97
--> JE Emburey (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Test matches
--> PH Carlson made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> KJ Wright made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> RM Hogg reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed JM Brearley, his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> RM Hogg reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed JE Emburey, his 2nd wicket in the England second innings
--> WM Darling retired hurt in the Australia first innings having scored 0 (team score 0/0) - he returned when the score was 72/5





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